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petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on monday involving one of the u.s. military's biggest names. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to th
. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night investigators searched broadwell's home. agents didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes and a computer. general allen is in washing
names in the u.s. military. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head o of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. she was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. investigators searched broadwell's home. they didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes boxes and a computer. general allen is in washington dc on his new job for head of the u.s. european command
in the u.s. takes center stage on capitol hill today. susan mcginnis joins us from washington where lawmakers are now demanding answers. >> reporter: they are. hey, michelle. yeah, the list of questions including who knew what and why, why wasn't congress told sooner and was national security compromised? the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus and is now enveloping another top u.s. general moves to capitol hill today. house intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus' resignation as head of the spy agency. petreaus left the job when news of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any indication that -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: tampa social ice jill kelley initiated the fbi investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation after receiving threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelly is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 document
should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we determine the facts. >> reporter: the white house still trusts general allen. general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holds a news conference this afternoon at 1:0 eastern time. he is expected to face some hard questions. and this is his first news conference of his second term. first one he held in 8 months. doesn't want to face this one. those are the tough questions about what when he got wind of this scandal and what's next fortunate security team. >> is there a replacement? >> we don't have confirmation. this is a tough time had the white house had with uncertainly events on afghanistan and now the leader of that command is distracted and now there's no acting cia director so the president will be facing a lot of questions. >> sounds like it. live in washington, thank you, susan. >> all th
director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted parties for officers and their families. she was given an honorary ambassadorship for her work. over the wee
of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr has our story tonight from washington. >> reporter: the career of general john allen hinges on the content of some 200 e-mails he exchanged with jill kelly. sources say allen was confronted with some of the e-mails by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. allen's attorney late today issued a statement saying general allen intends to fully cooperate with the inspector general investigators and directed his staff to do the same. allen has told officials he's done nothing wrong and has written nothing to kelly that would preclude his nomination. officials have characterized the communications with kelly as flirtatious, saying they contain nothing of an explicit sexual nature. but one official said the e- mails, i
the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks onhe u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >>> three people have been killed after rockets were fired into southern gaza. first israeli deaths killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >>> bp has agreed to pay a record penalty over the gulf oil disaster. it also includes criminal charges. >>> popular energy drink, fi five-hour energy, is making headlines because of a possible link to more than a dozen deaths. >>> carrying three babies is no easy feat, especially when they're the heaviest set of triplets
to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> fbi agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation has sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. >> you know remember when we said you couldn't have made this case up. >>> president obama will likely nominate u.s. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> evacuated south of san francisco, huge water main break, cars up to their tires in water and mud. >>> a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy and every dramatic moment, all of it
for u.s. central command in tampa. pentagon and f.b.i. sources have characterized the e-mails as "inappropriate" and "flirtatious." one senior official said, for example, kelley would write something like "saw you on television, you were terrific." allen would respond with something like "thanks, sweetheart." but another senior defense official said some of the e- mails appear to be more than just friendly exchanges, more than just terms of endearment. he went on to say: we would not have had the inspector general looking at this if we didn't believe he may have crossed the line." allen denies having an affair. a person close to kelley said adamantly there was absolutely no physical sexual relationship. that person also noted kelley used an account she shares with her husband to correspond with allen. but even flirtatious e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines that the content is dishonorable and violates the uniform code of military justice. a law enforcement source says the f.b.i. turned up no criminal activity and no evidence that clas
conference came when the president took on republicans critical of his handling of the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the president strongly defended susan rice his ambassador to the united nations. rice has come under fire for statements she made in the days immediately following the attacks that left four americans dead. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> senators mccain and graham have said they would block rice's nomination if she was named to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the president was also asked about the scandal that took down america's top spy, mr. obama saying he has no evidence that the former cia director's extramarital affair impacted national security. cbs news reporter danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: at his first press conference in 8 months, president obama faced questions about the wid
panel is looking into the government's handling of the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tomorrow they will hear from david petraeus. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: this is something congressional leaders have been calling for and now general petraeus will be here on capitol hill. his input is seen as critical regarding the attacks in benghazi and also he's expected to be asked about his affair and that fbi investigation. after calls by congressional leadership former cia director david petraeus will testify before congress tomorrow about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. petraeus was scheduled to testify today before a house intelligence committee but those plans changed after he resigned following his admission of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. bengazhi is at the center of another capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> re
cost david petraeus his job as cia director. now general john allen's next job is in jeopardy. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan will not become nato's top general just yet while the pentagon investigates his communications with tampa socialite jill kelley. bob orr has more details on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you say, his nomination is on hold and thursday's confirmation hearing is postponed. the head of nato is still backing allen and defense secretary leon panetta speaking overnight in australia also offered some guarded support. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf, in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: that caution was he can owed at the white house. >> it's an accurate statement that president still has faith in general allen? >> he has faith in general aln, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job.
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